Narcotics Anonymous Case Study
Narcotics Anonymous was developed in the early 1950s and stemmed from Alcoholics Anonymous, which began in the late 1940s (Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 2016). In the beginning, NA consisted of
In the beginning, NA began with the first meetings in Los Angeles, California, USA (Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 2016).
The expansive growth of NA to a worldwide organization has reached
The Meeting Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (1986b) outlines the process of the meeting, including the serenity prayer, who is an addict, what is the Narcotics Anonymous program, why are we here, how it works, what can I do, and the Twelve Traditions of NA, recovery and relapse, and just for today. …show more content…
Finding meetings within one’s community is easy to access via the Internet, counseling offices, and state offices such as the courthouse. Once you find one meeting, it is not difficult to find another within the area, especially if the group does not meet each day. Different groups announce other meeting locations and opportunities for members and visitors at each meeting. Through the announcements, members are informed on upcoming events, sobriety anniversary dates, and other meetings in the area.
The structure in each meeting is similar due to Narcotics Anonymous meeting guidelines, but the demographics and many other factors vary meeting to meeting. Each individual in the meeting has a unique story to tell, but members are always open-minded and willing to welcome and open their hearts to all individuals no matter where they are in life. The ideology of Narcotics Anonymous is to be free of controversy and focus on a recovery environment for individuals who have addictions or are addicts can share with anonymity (Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc., …show more content…
All the members smoked throughout the whole meeting and it was an observation of concern. The reason for my concern regarding the smoking was because I felt individuals were using cigarettes as a replacement for a drug. I have researched Narcotics Anonymous and not found any information regarding cigarettes. Although nothing is noted about cigarettes, they are very persistent about alcohol being a drug and individual relapsing because they believe alcohol is different from other drugs (Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc.,